Human Resources Support
Key Purposes of Apprenticeship
HR staff in Support Office roles are typically either working in a medium to large organisation as part of the HR function delivering front line support to managers and employees, or are an HR Manager in a small organisation. Their work is likely to include: handling day-to-day queries and providing HR advice; working on a range of HR processes ranging from transactional to relatively complex, and from recruitment through to retirement; using HR systems to keep records; providing relevant HR information to the business; working with the business on HR changes.
They will typically be taking ownership for providing advice to managers on a wide range of HR issues using company policy and current law, giving guidance that is compliant and where errors could expose the organisation to employment tribunals or legal risk.
Our apprenticeships cover training in all the key aspects of this job role.
The Course Structure
This apprenticeship is delivered through:
- 2 masterclasses
- 10 workshops
- Fortnightly webinars
- Quarterly workplace performance reviews
- Online assessments
Read more about our innovative approach to teaching and learning on our Apprenticeship Training page.
Each of your apprentices is guided and mentored through the whole programme by their Skills Coach. Find out more about how this works.
End Point Assessment (EPA)
This programme is continually assessed by our Tutors and Skills Coaches throughout. The final End Point Assessment (EPA) requires candidates to give a presentation to an assessment panel and answer questions on their work, and the completion of a work-based research project.
Read through the course content below…
At your business address and/or our London HQ
Year round on demand
Human Resources Consultant Course Content
Understands the structure of the organisation; the products and services it delivers; the external market and sector within which it operates; where their role fits in the organisation; the values by which it operates and how these apply to their role.
HR Legislation and Policy
Basic understanding of HR in their sector and any unique features. Good understanding of HR legislation and the HR Policy framework of the organisation. Sound understanding of the HR Policies that are relevant to their role. Knows where to find expert advice.
Understands the role and focus of HR within the organisation; its business plan/priorities and how these apply to their role.
HR Systems and Processes
Understands the systems, tools and processes used in the role, together with the standards to be met, including the core HR systems used by the organisation.
Delivers excellent customer service on a range of HR queries and requirements, providing solutions, advice and support primarily to managers. Builds managers’ expertise in HR matters, improving their ability to handle repeated situations themselves where appropriate. Uses agreed systems and processes to deliver service to customers. Takes the initiative to meet agreed individual and team KPIs in line with company policy, values, standards. Plans and organises their work, often without direct supervision, to meet commitments and KPIs.
Uses sound questioning and active listening skills to understand requirements and establish root causes before developing HR solutions. Takes ownership through to resolution, escalating complex situations as appropriate.
Communication & interpersonal
Deals effectively with customers/colleagues, using sound interpersonal skills and communicating well through a range of media, including phone, face-to-face, email and internet. Adapts their style to their audience. Builds trust and sound relationships with customers. Handles conflict and sensitive HR situations professionally and confidentially.
Consistently supports colleagues/collaborates within the team and HR to achieve results. Builds/maintains strong working relationships with others in the team and across HR where necessary.
Identifies opportunities to improve HR performance and service; acts on them within the authority of their role. Supports implementation of HR changes/projects with the business.
Managing HR Information
Maintains required HR records as part of services delivered. Prepares reports and management information from HR data, with interpretation as required.
Keeps up to date with business changes and HR legal/policy/process changes relevant to their role. Seeks feedback and acts on it to improve their performance and overall capability.
Honesty & Integrity
Truthful, sincere and trustworthy in their actions. Shows integrity by doing the right thing. Maintains appropriate confidentiality at all times. Has the courage to challenge when appropriate.
Adapts positively to changing work priorities and patterns when new tasks need to be done or requirements change.
Displays energy and enthusiasm in the way they go about their role, dealing positively with setbacks when they occur. Stays positive under pressure.
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